New Startup Offers Services For Delivering Cockroaches
The best business idea is always one which either solves people’s problems and/or fulfill their needs. This startup called Reptile Munchies probably focuses on the latter – it will supply living roaches at the door steps of those odd owners of reptiles.
Not only owning such creatures, which are considered dangerous, is tough job but handling them is even harder. People do manage to find proper places for them where they can easily acclimatize but providing them with food what they naturally eat, poses serious problems.
Nick Zafiropoulos from North Carolina is launching this service with an aim to solve this problem by providing dear reptiles their favorite food. The reptile breeders need to subscribe for this service, which will cost them $29 per month. Subscription to this service will bestow relief on them as they will be getting 100 roaches for one month’s food of their reptile.
Zafiropoulos himself breeds roaches. When he combined his fondness of roaches with his knowledge of biology and business, he launched Reptile Munchies.
“I remember how my mom felt buying crickets all of the time, so I wanted to give moms and others who don’t want to go to Petco over and over again to buy crickets the chance to save time and give their reptiles the best food they can,” Mr. Zafiropoulos told Observer.
Generally pet reptiles are fed with crickets. Reptile owners do not find them easily, in fact they are supposed to visit nearby pet stores whenever their cricket stock is emptied by reptiles. Now, Zafiropoulos’ company is not just delivering food but offering a better alternative to crickets.
Reptile Munchies will offer dubia, a superior species of roach from South America; these roaches are more healthier for pet reptiles because they are three times more meaty than crickets with two times more proteins. Other positive facets of dubia include their slow walking pace which is to help reptiles swallowing them without much hassle. In addition to this, unlike common roaches they won’t infest.
Though these characteristics of dubia show that it is a special roach, but Zafiropoulos has no illusions; he knows roaches still are likely to be despised by most households. Therefore he has arranged specially designed escape-proof containers for safe roach supply.
So it’s not only your burger that is delivered at your home…roaches too.
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.